Biotechnology, fungi, Health and Wellness

Fungi That Eat Insects Make a Powerful Medicine

By Rich Sobel

Fungi are one of the primary ways that nature recycles the nutrients found in dead organisms or the waste products of living beings.

The fungus I talk about in this article attacks insects and devours them from the inside out.

Its name is Cordyceps and it specializes in eating insects and then produces compounds which have wonderful medicinal properties.

The compound featured in this article is called cordycepin and it is a powerful antiviral and anti-carcinogen.

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Rich Sobel

A "retired" biologist, Rich uses plain language to explore in-depth biology topics | fascinating plants and exotic creatures | health and wellness| indulge your curiosity!

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